The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Habs Boys has changed. The Round 1 exam consists of a Reasoning Test (similar to CEM Select), whilst Maths and English skills are assessed during the interview. 




Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School offers an energetic and enthusiastic learning environment for inquisitive boys. At every stage of their development, the school’s curriculum has been purposefully designed to keep all boys involved, stimulated and eager to learn. This is a school that creates an environment in which it is normal for boys to excel.


Situated in Elstree in Hertfordshire, it welcomes boys from all over North London and Herts. Facilities include a cutting-edge sports centre, swimming pool, a new Science and Geography Centre (the Aske Building), a fully equipped Art Studio and Design & Technology Centre, a Drama Studio, a Music School with concert hall, a multi-purpose Library, and dedicated classrooms for all subjects. Outside there are grass pitches for rugby, football and cricket, a climbing wall and an assault course


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School (Habs’ Boys’)

Description Boys; day school

Age range 11-18 (Senior School)

Size 1,140 approx

Fees £6,490 per term

Address Butterfly Lane. Elstree. Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF

Email (general enquiries)


Telephone (general enquiries and admissions): +44 (0) 208 266 1700

Head Peter Hamilton


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


Open Days


An all school open day is held in October and you do not need to book. Visit the school’s website here for full details.


If you would prefer to visit on a normal school day, then you can apply to join a small tour. 11+ tours take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30am. To book, contact the Admissions Office on 020 8266 1700




To register, you must fill in the form found in the back of the school’s prospectus and send back to the school. You can request a prospectus by filling in this form.


Make sure you double-check the school’s website for cut-off dates and deadlines. It is normally at the end of November.


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The 11+ exam at Habs’ Boys’ School covers:


  • English (1hr 15mins)
  • Maths (1hr)
  • Online Reasoning


Exams are usually taken in early January of the calendar year of entry. Interviews take place on the same day as the exam.


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are available to Year 7 applicants. Please click here to learn more.


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers




English practice papers, ideal for Habs’ Boys’ School eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


Mark Schemes


HABS 11+ English 2014 Sample Paper


HABS 11+ English 2016 Sample Paper




Maths practice papers, ideal for Habs’ Boys’ School eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Statistics


Mark Schemes


HABS 11+ Mathematics 2014 Sample Paper




Reasoning practice papers, ideal for Habs’ Boys’ School eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


Non-Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide


Online Reasoning Test


For online Reasoning practice, we would highly recommend the following full practice and skill practice online tests:


Full Practice Tests


CEM Select Practice Test 1


CEM Select Practice Test 2


CEM Select Practice Test 3


CEM Select Practice Test 4


CEM Select Practice Test 5


Skill Practice


CEM Select – Missing Words



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